.. aesthetically described as one of beauty that is 'imperfect', 'impermanent' and 'incomplete'.

Friday, 19 October 2018

Mixed Media Mark Making

Making some marks with acrylic paints and thread.

My inspiration came from a picture on Pinterest...

Thursday, 11 October 2018

Mixed Media Collage

Playing with some found images.

Found the wording from an old book.

Thursday, 4 October 2018

Mixed Media Collage

Love part of a found image of a bench...

Close up...

Pleased how the stitching went...

Monday, 1 October 2018

A box of Eggs Colours..

My turn over on the Paper Artsy blog with the current theme of Colour, Box of Eggs.

I have chosen to use a selection of stamps and Fresco Chalk paints in the new range from Courtney.  I chose to create onto some brown packaging with Blah Mange and Sea Glass.

I cut up and used elements of some of the stamps to encompass my focal point.

Added some elements to the edges to draw the viewer in.

Enjoyed playing with some new colours and stamps!! Had a further play with Blah Mange and mixing up with some grey and stitchery.

Thursday, 27 September 2018

Mixed Media Collage

Trying to avoid the Triangle.

Experimenting with pink, new colour by Paper Artsy Fresco Paint called Blah Mange.

DMC threads, tried 3 strands for different textures..

Love the shadow cast by the light..

Sunday, 23 September 2018

Saturday, 22 September 2018

Collage Eyes to the Right.

Had this 'frame' piece of card on my glass mat for ages, had to incorporate into this collage.

Trying out new ways of stitches for texture.

Loving this new colour Mustard Pickle from Paper Artsy Fresco paint range.

Tuesday, 18 September 2018

Sunday, 16 September 2018

Saturday, 15 September 2018


Needed some grounding so tried some neutrals onto some brown packaging.

Another view.

Some stitching to hold together, new stitch whipped running stitch..

A book page segment was on my desk, seems very apt..

Thursday, 13 September 2018

Paper Collage.

One of my friends Debs Wainwright from debsartzone kindly provided some patterned papers, so I came up with this collage with some of my photography.

Calling this Migration, as at the moment I am seeing lots of birds meeting up ! and getting ready to migrate.

Monday, 10 September 2018

Mixed Media Collage.

The pig food I buy now comes in a double walled paper sack, the inner wall is brown, free substrate. Takes acrylics and stitching very well..

Saturday, 8 September 2018

Artist Trading Coins.

This fortnight the topic over on the Paper Artsy blog is  Artist Trading Coins. I was inspired to make this hanging by Helen Chilton.

When I saw Helen's project, it made me think of falling leaves as it is the season!!. Some texture paste applied with my fingers onto  some grey board..

My coins are several pieces of rice paper that I dyed with Paper Artsy Infusions in Rusty  Car.

The leaves are from the pear tree, the fruits are now ripening and I have been enjoying a pear every day!!. I painted them with some Paper Artsy Fresco Chalk Paint in Caribbean Sea.

The board was painted with an undercoat of Fresco Chalk paint in Cheesecake and a watery mix of Slate. I secured the leaf to the coins with a reverse chain stitch.

Great fun, don't forget to check out the blog!!!

Tuesday, 4 September 2018


Bit of abstract painterly layers, love the gargoyle stamp so decided to make up a collage with some book pages!!

Saturday, 1 September 2018

Collage with Chain Stitch.

Brown packaging with some Paynes Grey and Prussian Blue. Learned a new stitch, reverse chain stitch. Love the surface texture.

Close up detail of the stitch.

Thursday, 30 August 2018

Mixed Media Collage

Playing with some colours with acrylics with added collage elements...

Tuesday, 28 August 2018

Mixed Media Collage

Embracing some yellow ochre, lots of mark making with some fabric, stitching and an angel!!

Saturday, 25 August 2018

Mixed Media Collage

Being expressive with my brayer and some acrylic paint. Using the marks to ground my collage elements.

Tuesday, 21 August 2018

Mixed Media Collage

This took me to a happy place. Some mark making, just went for it, no over thinking. The washing machine reminded me of a candy floss machine, so added some candy floss!!

Close up...